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PO Box 117, 429 Frankfort Street, Brooksville KY 41004                              Phone: 606-735-2157         Fax: 606-735-2159      E-mail : info@brackenhd.org

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Flu Shots are now available.  Call 735-2157 to schedule an appointment.

To learn more about seasonal influenza click here.

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Bracken County Health Department was established in 1960,  and we pride ourselves on providing clients with high-quality and personal service. 
  
Our office is conveniently located in Brooksville, Kentucky.
Providing good service means taking the time to listen. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure you receive the services you need. Our business is client-oriented, and we maintain strict confidentiality.

 
We hope you'll find the information you need on this site about our business and the services we provide. We look forward to working with you.

Applying for WIC

What is WIC?
WIC is a federally funded health and nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children.  If you are pregnant, postpartum or a breastfeeding mom, you may qualify for WIC.
If you have an infant under the age of 1 year old, or a child up to the age of 5 years old, they may qualify for WIC.
Call 606-735-2157 to see if you qualify for WIC. 
kynect (Kentucky's Healthcare Connection)  Quality Health Coverage.  For Every Kentuckian.  
Get covered in 2015.  What you need to know to find a new plan or re-enroll in your current plan.  Visit www.HealthCare.gov or  www.kynect.ky.gov.  To speak with a kynect counselor contact Licking Valley CAP at 606-735-2948 or Primary Plus -- Bracken County at 606-756-2117. 

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PREVENTING TYPE 2 DIABETES:  If you were told you could prevent type 2 diabetes, would you want to find out how:  I'm guessing you would say yes!  Well you can! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and evidence-based lifestyle change program to prevent type 2 diabetes.  This program is for people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight, which is 10-14 pounds for a 200 pound person.  These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes.  Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program, that includes 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month).  The National Diabetes Prevention Program teaches participants strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy.  Lifestyle coaches work with participants to identify emotions and situations that can sabotage their success, and the group process encourages participants to share strategies for dealing with challenging situations. The National Diabetes Prevention Program will begin on September 15, 2014 at the Bracken County Health Department beginning at 6:00 pm.  This is a FREE Program.  Contact 606-735-2157 extension 225 to register or if you have any questions. 

NEW HOURS
 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 
8:00am - 4:30pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 12 Noon

HANDS  

Every parent needs a second pair of HANDS!

The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is a voluntary home visitation program for moms, dads, and families.  We provide information on prenatal care, nutrition, safety and child development, all to help you on your journey to be a successful parent. 

Contact us for more information.  Families can be enrolled prenatally or before a child is three months old. 

Through HANDS you will receive support, information and activities that will help you and your baby navigate early parenthood together.  Our goals are to support healthy child growth and development, ensure safe homes and help parents reach the goals they have for their children and their family.

To get involved, contact us at 606-735-2157 or visit www.KYHANDS.com.

Every parent needs a second pair of HANDS!

Adult Immunization Schedule

Child Immunization Schedule

Vaccine Information Statements

Bracken County Health Dept.    429 Frankfort Street    Brooksville   Kentucky     41004    Phone: (606) 735-2157   Fax: (606) 735-2159

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